Power and wonder

From Tycho, at Penny Arcade:

What I learned was that books, some books, were swollen with power — and this power projected into the physical realm. Some books contain the machinery required to create and sustain universes.

Tycho is talking about Dungeons & Dragons, on the occasion of Gary Gygax’s death. Gygax co-created the game and kicked-off the whole role playing game genre. If you’ve never played the game under a good game master, you might think the quote is obvious hyperbole.

You’d be absolutely wrong.

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